The encyclopedia explains the major technical terms used to describe the technologies for the future markets of today, tomorrow and beyond. From A as in app to M as in MEMS right through to Z as in ZigBee.


A field bus developed by the Beckhoff corporation characterised by extremely short and predictable delay and cycle times (real-time Ethernet).


Ethernet Industrial Protocol (EtherNet/IP) is an open industry standard for industrial real-time Ethernet, based on TCP/IP and UDP/IP.